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55 mi 88 km of trail 7 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 16 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

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gem Favorite A beautiful rhododendron on the trail.

Tarr Ridge West Overlook

(2) Frenchburg, KY

Runs in Red River Gorge - 7

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Favorite Running back from Hanson's Point
Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Loop • 1,782 ft Ascent 543.2 m Ascent

(11) Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Easy

Chimney Top Trail #235

0.6 mi 1.0 km • Loop • 58 ft Ascent 17.57 m Ascent

(16) Frenchburg, KY
Favorite View of Courthouse Rock from Auxier Ridge near Haystack Rock
Difficult

Rough Trail Ultramarathon 50k

30.8 mi 49.6 km • Loop • 4,817 ft Ascent 1468.07 m Ascent

(5) Campton, KY
Favorite View of Swift Camp Creek from the trail.
Difficult

Swift Camp Creek to Wildcat Trail Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 624 ft Ascent 190.21 m Ascent

(12) Campton, KY
Favorite The View
Difficult

Rough Trail 25K

14.9 mi 24.0 km • Loop • 3,772 ft Ascent 1149.67 m Ascent

(1) Campton, KY
Favorite Across the gorge.
Intermediate

Pinch-Em Tight Ridge Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km • Loop • 607 ft Ascent 185.04 m Ascent

(13) Campton, KY
Favorite Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Difficult

Sheltowee - Osborne Loop

19.8 mi 31.9 km • Loop • 2,474 ft Ascent 754.15 m Ascent

(11) Campton, KY

Trails in Red River Gorge - 21

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Rock Bridge Trail #207
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Campton, KY 18 
0.8 mi 1.4 km #2Hanson's Point Spur
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Campton, KY 11 
6.7 mi 10.8 km #3Swift Camp Creek Trail #219
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
6.7 mi 10.8 km Campton, KY
7.9 mi 12.7 km #4Rough Trail #221
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
7.9 mi 12.7 km Campton, KY 12 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Buck Trail #226
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Campton, KY
9.0 mi 14.4 km #6Sheltowee Trace - Red River Bridge to Corner Ridge Road
Intermediate
Frenchburg, KY
Intermediate
9.0 mi 14.4 km Frenchburg, KY
7.3 mi 11.7 km #7Sheltowee Trace: Whittleton Campground to Red River Bridge
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Campton, KY
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Sky Bridge Trail #214
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Campton, KY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #9Angel Windows #218
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Campton, KY
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Rush Ridge Trail #227
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Campton, KY
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Princess Arch Trail #233
Intermediate
Frenchburg, KY
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Frenchburg, KY 11 
2.8 mi 4.4 km #12Koomer Ridge Trail #220
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.4 km Campton, KY
0.5 mi 0.7 km #13Sheltowee Connector Trail #211
Intermediate
Frenchburg, KY
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.7 km Frenchburg, KY
1.2 mi 2.0 km #14FSR #2014
Intermediate
Frenchburg, KY
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Frenchburg, KY
1.2 mi 1.9 km #15Silvermine Arch Trail #225
Difficult
Campton, KY
Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Campton, KY
1.8 mi 2.8 km #16Wildcat Trail #228
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.8 km Campton, KY
0.3 mi 0.4 km #17Whistling Arch Trail #234
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.4 km Campton, KY
6.8 mi 10.9 km #18Osborne Bend Trail #240
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
6.8 mi 10.9 km Campton, KY
1.4 mi 2.2 km #19Tarr Ridge
Intermediate
Frenchburg, KY
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Frenchburg, KY
0.5 mi 0.8 km #20Tower Rock Trail #229
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Campton, KY
1.5 mi 2.5 km #21Pinch-em Tight Trail #223
Intermediate
Campton, KY
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Campton, KY

Photos of Red River Gorge - 53

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An unnamed waterfall below the trail on Swift Camp Creek
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
Chimney Top greets visitors from across the Sheltowee Trace on the Red River.
Jan 18, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY
Indian Arch poses for a dramatic photo along the Sheltowee Trace.
Jan 18, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY
Running back from Hanson's Point
Jul 14, 2015 near Frenchburg, KY
Rock Bridge from Rock Bridge Trail #207
Jul 14, 2015 near Campton, KY
Suspension bridge over the Red River.
Jan 18, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY
View of Chimney Top overlook from across the valley
Jul 14, 2015 near Frenchburg, KY
An old mossy tree crosses the trail to Silvermine Arch.
Mar 27, 2017 near Campton, KY

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